The Sterling Team

William Sanford

Advisory Council

Bill is a Sterling Advisory Council member and serves on the Board of Directors of Lipari Foods.  Bill has over 25 years of experience in the wholesale distribution field, having held senior positions with Airgas (NYSE: ARG), MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE: MSM) and Interline Brands (NYSE: IBI).  A specialist in industry consolidation strategies, Bill has been involved in more than 50 acquisitions of independent distribution businesses, completed two go-private transactions and two public offerings during his career.  Bill served as Interim CEO of Fairway Group Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: FWM), and as a member of the Board of Directors of Excelligence Learning Corp.  He is also a director of EverBank Financial Corp. (NYSE: EVER), a diversified financial services company.


Vanderbilt University